sparc 4.11 tools build failure on CentOS 6.x

Chris Johns chrisj at
Thu Jan 30 00:23:25 UTC 2014

On 30/01/2014 10:52 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 1/29/2014 5:48 PM, Chris Johns wrote:
>> On 30/01/2014 9:55 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> On 01/28/2014 10:04 PM, Alan Cudmore wrote:
>>>> I was just able to build the sparc-rtems4.11 toolchain on Centos 6.5 ,
>>>> 64 bit
>>>> This was on a fresh Centos 6.x VM with all updates, no previous RTEMS
>>>> tools installed.
>>> OK. I have solved it but it was a weird one. My PATH accidentally
>>> had :: in it and that let "." (the current directory) be in my PATH.
>>> GCC creates a shell script called "as" which invokes the cross
>>> assembler. It meant to get the native as but got the script for
>>> the cross.
>>> Having . in a PATH is bad and apparently :: gives you the same
>>> effect in at least bash.
>>> Should I file a PR to request that sb-check or the source builder
>>> check this condition?
>> Yes or a patch :).
> You will be lucky to get a PR out of me. I feel swamped.

Huh like those "Swamp People" ?

>> This was asked for recently. I think sb-check is internally involved
>> each build which means the path is checked each time.
> That's great. "." in a directory is bad

I meant to say it will be checked when added.

> and I didn't realize that :: in a PATH would do that.

I did not as well. I will add a check for an empty path as well.


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